August 08, 2016

Bunraku: Japanese Traditional Puppet Theatre Show

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  • The Japan Foundation Manila is bringing Bunraku, the traditional puppet theatre of Japan this August 16, Tuesday at the Cultural Center of the Philippines. This theatrical form is a blend of sung narrative, instrumental accompaniment and puppet drama dating back to the early Edo period (ca. 1600). Admission is all free on a first come first serve basis, so better come early at the venue to secure the best seat for you.




    There will be performances and pieces from:


    ● Excerpt from “The Red-Hot Love of the Greengrocer’s Daughter”—The Fire Watch-Tower Scene


    ● The Trial Among Animals

    ● The Song of Baylan

    Time slots will be:

    3:00 – 5:00 PM (Matinee) – 200 seats available

    8:00 – 10:00 PM (Soiree) – 300 seats available

    *Please note that both shows will follow the same format and have the same content.

    To reserve a seat, you can contact CCP (Tel. 832-3706) or JFM at Please indicate your name, number of tickets and specify if it’s for the 3pm or 8pm show. Unclaimed tickets 15 minutes prior to the show shall be relinquished to walk-in guests.


    What: PuppetXchange

    When: August 16, 2016, Tuesday

    Where: Cultural Center of the Philippines, 1307 Manila, Philippines



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